posted by Giraffe (SANTA BARBARA, CA) Sep 11, 2007
Member since Oct 2005
gamers (91%) found this review helpful
I was really excited when I first turned on this game.The load times are some of the best i've seen on a psp,i was in love with the opening movie(as i have been with all of the movies from "tales")Making my charactor was a lot of fun, although not to deep, picking things like head, voice, gender, skin color, job,(mage, priest, warrior, theif) etc. gave me a sense of putting myself in the game. Once all set up, the game starts off by introducing your charactor and giving you a little background info.Basically you are a hero created by the "world tree" of your world and your job is to defend your world from the "devourer" and along the way you'll get help from "tales" charactors. yup thats as deep as its gonna get. From there on out you are zapped into a battle, introduced to your guild in the nearby town of Ailily (which is inhabited by many familiar "tales" faces) and sent to do a multitude of jobs. This is where the game starts to get dull..and fast. You simply chose a quest, go to your destination required,and hack and slash. Wether it be retreving an item, rescuing a person, gathering an item, whatever,they all feel the same: gather a party, which can consist of "tales" charactors,or "mercinaries"(either of which can frustratingly reject your invite any time),charactors very familiar to your own, some looking rediculous. Once your party is created you simply go out and do your quest..thats it, go back get your reward, break up the party (no choice)and repeat.there are storyline quests that appear every so often, but they arent really too special. This game was definately created for a VERY hardcore tales fan, because only the charactors, and their lengthy, time consuming, oftentimes annoying "skits" will give interest to said fan, leaving the rest of us bored witless.A six because the job system, abilities,and battles are (somewhat) fun but the rest is rather meh and dragged out. so if you pick up this game be patient and please dont take your anger out on mormo.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This is a wonderful addition to the 'Tales of...' series. I really like it. It's so cool and worthwhile.
And they even got Llyod in here! Wow...Lloyd. :p Soooo cool...
Eh...anyway, I love this game and it's fun and all. But one thing kinda dampens the mood:
.........................................................THE QUESTS ARE SOOOO POINTLESS! -.-
Well, I'm done. BTW, Llyod's easily the hotest guy hands down! ;)